Seguin Man Bitten by Rabid Bat

A man in Seguin noticed something was bugging his dog on Sunday and when he went to investigate he discovered a bat was in his house.

Deputy Police Chief Bruce Ure says the man assumed the bat was dead but he was wrong. The bat bit the man on the thumb.

Then to add insult to injury, the bat has rabies and the resident had to undergo a series of vaccinations. Ure says while bats are useful in the environment, they can be harmful if you try to handle them.

“A bat that is sick or injured is not a good thing so we tell ’em never ever handle a bat that is sock or injured or laying on the ground.”

Ure says if you ever find an animal that you think is sick or dead, call the Police and let them handle it.

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